Thursday, May 3, 2007


I was one of the eight brave souls who volunteered to be interviewed by Leigh Ann aka Momma Roar. Here goes.

How would a good friend describe you? Loyal, steadfast, real and truthful. Since I have a forever friend of over 60 years, another that would have been 50 years (had she not gone to heaven and left us early!!) and another current 31 year old friendship I think I would qualify for loyal and steadfast.

If you could go back in time, say 10 years, what is something you would tell the "you" of 1997? Oh Leigh Ann I love this question. I was so excited when I first read the list and saw this question. Why? Because 10 years ago, almost to the exact date!!! May 5, 1997 my husband had just retired, we had just closed on selling our large home we no longer needed since the kids were all raised, I took a 6 month leave of absence from my job at a CPA firm and we headed off (On Cinco de Mayo - remember I'm originally from New Mexico!) on my husbands dream of going to Alaska. I would tell myself - DO IT. We did and we are so glad we did and have never regretted it for one minute And it led eventually to 4 years of traveling in a 30' 5th wheel all over the U.S.A. and Canada.

How do you determine or evaluate success? I had a preacher one time who use to say, "Success is the ability to help another in need." Even though that is not original with me I think it says a lot and I believe it. The "help" we give another in need does not always have to be monetary (although it certainly can be). It sometimes is just saying the right word, having the correct advise WHEN ASKED (not just randomly offered without being asked!), just a smile at the right moment or to the person who needed it at that moment, a touch on the arm, a hug, an invitation, just saying "I care" or "I love you", being there to lend a helping hand when needed. To me these are how I evaluate success.

What were your most/least favorite subjects in school? Why? Most favorite - Math, because I was good at it. Least favorite - Spelling, because I was not good at it and am still not. Thank goodness for spell check!!

What are your hobbies? What do you do in your spare time? I use to do a lot of embroidery, counted cross stitch, crafts of different kinds. I would still love to do those things but my eye sight has gotten such that I can't do them justice any more so I don't do them. My new hobby certainly has to be Blogging. I absolutely love it and spend every spare minute doing it. Someone asked me the other day if I had time to do their accounting work....before I could even answer Mickey said, "She has a full-time job." I knew what he meant!

Describe the most rewarding experience of your life thus far. Marrying Mickey Joyce and maintaining that marriage, in spite of some hard and bad times, for 47 years. Included in this is raising our 4 children and seeing them love us and hold us in high esteem.

Okay, you should answer at least five of the six questions. (I'm so proud I did all 6!!!! See this Penless Writer just needed a place to Write!)

Okay, who is going to sign up to be interviewed by me? Just leave me a comment and let me know.

You'll answer at least five of six questions I'll ask. Next, post the questions and answers to your blog. Then give an explanation and an opportunity for fellow bloggers to be interviewed by you. When others comment, asking to play along, you'll create 6 questions for them to answer and so on and so forth.

Thanks Leigh Ann for asking such great questions and letting me answer. It was fun.

Who's up for it?..........I'm waiting!!!


Kelly said...

Just had to say a quick hello! I ready your comment on Beth Moore's blog about praying with your husband each morning. My parents, too, prayed (and still do!) each and every morning together on the sofa in the living room. It shaped my life and is my most cherished memory of them. I know your family was/is equally blessed! God bless you for your faithfulness!

Trella said...

I love all of your answers, especailly what you determine success.

Momma Roar said...

I loved your answers Susan!! I love your new 'full time job!' I think Mickey and my hubby would get along great!!

Thanks for playing along! :)

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Great answers Susan. I just love the fact that you have had several friendships that have lasted so many years.

Just Mom said...

I'm just going to copy your answers, 'kay? ;-)

PortraitofPeter said...

You have indeed expressed yourself so beautifully with wonderful and wise words.

Myrna said...

Good answers! It sounds like you have, thus far, had an intersting and fulfilling life journey. I'm sure many more adventures are ahead for you and Mickey.

I will agree to be interviewed by you--mainly because I think you will have thought provoking, and probably chalenging questions.fvpcnby

Lori B said...

Great questions and great answers.
I love your answer on what is success and what your most rewarding experience.
I also like your hobby. HeHe!

Jane-Jane said...

Love your answers... I have love your comments around blog world... Often I have thought you reminded me of both me and my mother (the are celebrating 50 years this August). And when reading your answers to our questions, I am honored to have similar answers. Thank you for blogging! Jane

Pam said...

Enjoyed getting to know you a little better too! I will do it if you want me to!